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Our Board

A diverse group of New York City business and civic leaders who share a passion for bringing out the best in our city’s young people and their public schools, NYC Outward Bound Schools’ Board of Directors lend their expertise to the governance and oversight of our work.

Board Members >

Chair Gifford Miller Signature Urban Properties
Vice Chair Vicki Foley
Vice Chair Jane Greenman
President & CEO Richard Stopol
Mark Abramowitz Troutman Sanders LLP (retired)
Michelle Allen Icahn Charter School Four
Dwayne M. Andrews Patrick B. Jenkins & Associates
Quemuel Arroyo Charge
Charles R. Bendit Taconic Investment Partners
Allen Burton O'Melveny & Myers LLP
Steven C. Bussey Alvarez & Marsal
David Dase Goldman Sachs
Carol DerSarkissian, MD NYU Langone Medical Center
Liza Burnett Fefferman ViacomCBS
Allison R. Feldman Dwight School
Mark Feldman JP Morgan Chase & Co.
Patricia L. Francy Old Westbury Funds of Bessemer Trust Co.
LaRue R. Gibson, Jr. Hightower LRG Wealth Advisors
Eric Gioia J.P. Morgan
Jeffrey R. Gural GFP Real Estate
Kimberly Grant Pryor Cashman LLP
Bonnie Klein
Alphonse Lembo Monadnock Construction
Jonathan D. Miller Miller Ryan LLC
Lisa Moran Employment Practices Group, LLC
Joel Perelmuth Perelmuth & Associates
Konrad Schwarz Capital One
Anna Sedgley Afiniti
Burton B. Staniar Knoll
Jennifer Stredler Salesforce
Josh Struzziery
Amanda Vaughn Bank of America
Geoffrey F. Worden South Street Capital
Suzanne Yadav

Advisory Council >

Argenis Apolinario Argenis Apolinario Photography
Norman Barham Marsh & McLennan Companies (retired)
Lisa Berg Lisa Berg Photography
Charlie Boutwell Common
Mark Newhouse Advance Publications
Marcie Setlow The Berkshire Edge
Jessica Spitzer Gansevoort Hotel Group
Sanna Randolph Thomas

Chairs Emeriti >

George L. Miles, Jr. Chester Engineers
Robert S. Miller Flatiron Books/Macmillan USA
Arthur O. Sulzberger, Jr. New York Times Company
Carl Weisbrod HR&A Advisors
Founding Chair William E. Phillips Ogilvy & Mather

Our New Leaders

New Leaders is the junior board of NYC Outward Bound Schools and is comprised of young professionals who are committed to raising awareness of the organization’s work to provide NYC public school students with a high-quality education. Click Here to learn more.


Our Staff

Our staff members share a deep belief that every individual is capable of great achievement with the right mix of challenge and support. They are nonprofit and educational experts who are passionate about educational equity and the power of education to make the world a better place for all. Diversity and inclusion are core organizational values, and NYC Outward Bound Schools strives to be a great place to work; 93% of staff report being highly satisfied and excited about their work.

Administration, Finance & Technology >

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Trevor Harris Director of Logistics & Facilities
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Luis Muniz Director of Finance
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Janet Redondo Director of Information Technology

Advancement & External Relations >

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Julie Benns Director of Communications & Content
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Olga Daniel Advancement Associate
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Beth Gerbe Director of Development
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Hannah Read Director of Corporate Partnerships & Donor Engagement

School & College Supports >

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Jessica Bardy Director of Business Development & Sales
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Yana Geyfman Alumni Manager
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Paco Hanlon School Coach
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Karmela Herrera School Designer
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Aurora Kushner Director of Continuous Improvement
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Christian Narvaez Director of Crew, Select Strategies
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Hilary Rosenfield School Designer
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Jessica Sasko Director of College Supports
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Jessica Seessel School Designer
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Ingrid Wong School Designer

Field Programs Department >

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Jonathan Altrogge Course Director
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Badari Ambatti Director of Adventure & Team Building Programs
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Lisa Cree Course Director
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Shannon Gilmore Course Director
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Jeff Grinnell Program Manager, Climbing Programs
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Allison Kreuzer Curriculum & Training Manager
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Lora Nelson Director of Field Programs
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Aileen Soto Staffing Manager

Field Instructors

Critical to our work are our crew of field instructors, some of whom work with us for just one season, and others who are with us for several years.

If you are interested in learning more about the position, click here.

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